music clip of the day

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Month: February, 2016

Wednesday, February 17th

more

Steve Reich (1936-), The Desert Music (1983)
Schönberg Ensemble, Slagwerkgroep Den Haag, BBC Singers, Reinbert de Leeuw (cond.), live, Amsterdam, 1987


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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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Tuesday, February 16th

more

Steve Reich (1936-), Six Marimbas (1986), arranged for gamelan (Iwan Gunawan)


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lagniappe

musical thoughts

Music is a means of rapid transportation.

—John Cage (1912-1992)

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my back pages

Years ago, at the University of Chicago Law School, I took classes from the late Antonin Scalia. He was one of the first professors I encountered, as I had him for Contracts, a first-year staple. Two-word review: Very funny.

Monday, February 15th

Need a lift?

Steve Reich (1936-), Sextet (1984-85); Third Coast Percussion with pianists Anne-Marie McDermott and Gilles Vonsattel, live, Vail, Colo., 2014


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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Chicago (Columbus Park)

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Sunday, February 14th

two takes

“Homegoing” (AKA “When You Hear of My Home Going”)

Victoria Hawkins, c. 1960


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Lucinda Greene, live, Grand Prairie, Tx. (St. John Baptist Church), 2013

Saturday, February 13th

another take

Africa Express, “Terry Riley’s In C Mali,” live, London (Tate Modern), 2014


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lagniappe

reading table

I wouldn’t try to capture it
on the page, or in a blog, the inauspicious
leavings of a day. Closer to dream
than the hum of streets, and people
who once walked along them.

—John Ashbery (1927-), “Gravy for the Prisoners,” excerpt (Breezeway, 2015)

Friday, February 12th

only rock ‘n’ roll

Savages, “The Answer,” 2015

Thursday, February 11th

timeless

Terry Riley (1935-), In C (1964); Terry Riley & Friends, live, Amsterdam, 2015


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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

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Wednesday, February 10th

two takes

Ane Brun, “Directions,” 2015


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TORN Remix, 2015

Tuesday, February 9th

more

PJ Harvey, The Hope Six Demolition Project (album trailer), 2016

Monday, February 8th

what’s new

PJ Harvey, “The Wheel,” 2016

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